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Ms. Hyams- Room 210 AP Biology Periods 0 & 1 Biology Periods 2, 3 & 5 Life Science Period 4 Tutorial T-F 8am-8:27am firstname.lastname@example.org (anytime) (714)962-1356 ext 4210 (tutorial, lunch, after school) http://biohyams.wordpress.com A copy of this presentation will be available on my website. (accessible through the parent/student portal)
B.A. 2006 Biological Sciences M.Ed 2007 Curriculum & Instruction 4 year NCAA D1 athlete- Softball Edison HS Graduate 2002 4 year letter winner- Softball
Field Trips* 1) California Science Center (December 5) 2) Aquarium of the Pacific (February 27) 3) UC Irvine Campus (May- after AP exam) ***SIGN UP NOW to be a chaperone for the CA Science Center & Aquarium! *extension of AP Biology curriculum going beyond the classroom Please sign up today or e-mail me if you are interested in chaperoning!!!
AP Biology Review Books RECOMMENDED (not required) Barrons, Cliffs & 5 Steps to a 5 are most popular Opportunity to earn up to 5 points extra credit on each test
COLLEGE level course designed for students who have taken a year of Biology & Chemistry What is AP Biology?
The National AP Exam Monday, May 14, 2012 $87 fee collected in March (fee reduction available for those in need) 100 Multiple Choice Questions & 4 Free Response (essay) questions. Scores of 3, 4 or 5 considered passing
Why Take the National Exam? Show how much you have learned! You may be exempt from taking intro-level or freshman Biology course in college Get into college honors program Shows motivation, maturity, and readiness on college applications A challenge!
AP Biology Policies Late work will NOT be accepted. 90-100% A 80-89% B 70-79% C 60-69% D 59 -0% F Grades are posted online every 1-2 weeks. (P/S portal)
Labs 12 major labs are covered in AP (well do more than 12!) Missed labs must be scheduled to be made up within 1 week of the students return
Exams Exams are given regularly & are in the same format as the AP test (usually 40- 60 MC questions w/ a time limit of 40-50 minutes) Free Response (Essay) questions are given with most tests